Cruise Ship Profiles

Ship specifications, photos, itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, notable rooms, activities, children's areas, deck plan, enhancements, incidents, accidents and more.

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Grand Princess News

Search for overboard cruise crewmember underway in Pacific

posted January 07, 2014

The search is underway for a crewmember reported overboard from a cruise ship approximately 1,133 miles northeast of Hilo, Tuesday. Read more...

Cruises from San Francisco Begin 2013

Posted May 3, 2012

Princess Cruises will base a ship in San Francisco year round, beginning in May 2013. The extensively renovated Grand Princess will first offer a series of Alaska cruises during the summer months followed by a schedule of Hawaiian Islands, Mexico and the California Coast sailings during the fall 2013 to spring 2014 season.

Itinerary

The Grand Princess embarks from San Francisco in the winter.

15-day Hawaiian Islands: Hilo, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii; Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico

10-day Mexico: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Loreto, Mexico; La Paz, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

7-day California: Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles (Long Beach), California; San Diego, California; Santa Barbara, California

10-day Alaska Cruise: Ketchikan, Alaska; Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising); Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia

For a complete schedule, visit the Princess Cruses website

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 98 (May)
2009 Rating 94 (Dec)
2010 Rating 98 (Apr)
2010 Rating 99 (Oct)
2011 Rating 98 (Apr)
2011 Rating 98 (Nov)
2012 Rating 99 (Mar)
2012 Rating 100 (Nov)
2013 Rating 92 (Nov)
2015 Rating 96 (May)
2016 Rating 91 (Mar)
2016 Rating 98 (Oct)

Deck Plan

Sky Deck 17

Sports Court

Sport Deck 16

Princess Links & Golf Simulator, Splash Pool, The Oasis, The Sanctuary

Sun Deck 15

Fitness Center, Lotus Spa, Movies Under the Stars, Sea Breeze Bar, Teen Center, The Conservatory, The One5, Wedding Chapel, Youth Center, Wedding Chapel

Lido Deck 14

Al Fresco's Bar, Calypso Bar, Calypso Reef & Pool, Horizon Court, Horizon Terrace, Neptune Reef & pool, Prego Pizzeria, Sundaes Ice Cream Bar, Mermaid's Tail Bar, Trident Grill

Aloha Deck 12

Passenger Staterooms and the Terrace Pool (aft)

Baja Deck11

Passenger Staterooms

Caribe Deck 10

Passenger Staterooms

Dolphin Deck 9

Passenger Staterooms

Emerald Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 7

Princess Theater (upper level), Crooner's Lounge, Crown Grill, Explorer's Lounge, Leaves Tea Lounge, Photo Gallery, Vista Lounge, Wheelhouse Bar, Sabatini's, Captain's Circle Desk, Meridian Bay

Fiesta Deck 6

Princess Theater lower level, Grand Casino, Snookers, Da Vinci dining room and Botticelli dining room, Calypso Cove, Facets

Plaza Deck 5

Art Gallery, Bar Piazza, International Cafe, Internet Cafe, Alfredo's Pizzeria, Michelangelo Dining Room, Vines Bar

Gala Deck 4

Medical Center

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Adults Only

Perfect place to take a break and indulge in a private getaway with a plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting, complete with massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, attentive service and personal entertainment. Serenity Stewards are on hand to provide everything from a chilled face towel and Evian water atomizers, to a menu of healthy beverages and fare. Half-day passes for The Sanctuary are available for $10 per person, for 8 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Sanctuary features two outdoor private cabanas where guests can also take advantage of the exclusive Lotus Spa Services at The Sanctuary. (additional fee).

* Prices subject to change - updated Nov 2013.

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Grand Princess

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The most significant transformation ever of a Princess Cruises ship occurred in 2011 aboard the Grand Princess. During a 24-day makeover, several new features were added including a unique tea lounge and library called “Leaves," and “Alfredo’s,” a full-service pizzeria showcasing this renowned Princess dish.

"Skywalkers" was removed from its 18th deck perch, and replaced with the One5 Lounge, located on deck 15 (hence the name). This change will significantly improve the operational performance of the ship, including greater fuel efficiency.

Also included in the renovation were a remodeled casino, boutiques and art gallery; enhancements to the Horizon Court, Lotus Spa, and wedding chapel.

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Specifications

Ship Class: Grand

Launched: 1998

Refurbished: 2011

GRT: 109,000

Length: 949

Draft: 26

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 2.600

Grand Princess Bridge Cam  Wedding Cam

Accommodations

Standard Stateroom Amenities

Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, Waffle weave cloth bathrobes (available upon request from your stateroom steward), bottles of liquor and stateroom bar packages available for purchase at non-duty-free prices through room service or from designated bar locations, private safe and refrigerator, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, and electric hair dryer.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 162-182 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 163-171 Sq. ft.
Balcony 232-274 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-Suite 323 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 319-1279 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers.

Ocean View

These staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Most staterooms will have a picture window, although a few may be port holes.

Balcony

Balcony staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, refrigerator, and balcony with patio furniture. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Premium balconies are larger and some are rear-facing staterooms.

Mini-suites

In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area with a sofabed, two flat-panel televisions, and a spacious closet. Some mini-suites have a pullman for a fourth passenger.

Suite Amenities:

In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup, walk-in closet with a safe, soundstation with dock for iPod, two flat-panel televisions, upgraded bathroom amenities , and use of the Disembarkation Lounge. In suites with a balcony, the patio furniture accommodates up to four people.

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Botticelli Dining Room offers fixed seating and the Michelangelo Dining Room and Da Vinci Dining Room offer anytime dining.

Horizon Court

At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks. In addition, the restaurant operates a late-night bistro with a set menu and sit-down service from 10 pm to 4 am.

Trident Grill

Burgers, hot dogs and more.

International Café

The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.

Alfredo’s Pizzeria

A sit-down pizzeria with an enticing menu of freshly prepared individual-size pizzas. The pizzeria features an open kitchen where passengers can watch chefs create the pizzas they’ll enjoy with a glass of wine or other beverage.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service. Enjoy a wide selection of premium teas — from Earl Grey to herbal infusions.

International Café

The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.

Crown Grill ($)

Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood, such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. * $25.00 surcharge per person.

Sabatini's ($)

With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the ship's top European waiters and perhaps even a song from the pizza chef as he creates Princess' famous pies. * $20 cover charge. Suite passengers aboard Ruby Princess will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive breakfast in Sabatini's. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Vines ($)

In addition to serving more than 30 wines by the glass and seafood appetizers that have made Vines a passenger favorite. The atrium-area bar features a selection of domestic and imported artisan cheeses. 

Ultimate Balcony Dining ($)

Ultimate Balcony Dining features a hosted cocktail party, fresh flowers, champagne and a deluxe four-course meal featuring delicate sweet lobster tail or juicy steak among many available delicacies.
Or, opt for a breakfast which includes specialty pastries, fresh fruits, quiche, smoked salmon and other special treats served with a half bottle of French champagne.

Leaves Tea Lounge and Library

Passengers can custom-blend a variety of base teas with herbs, fruits and spices to create a personalized tea blend.   Up to 500 different tea blends possible. Trained tea sommelier assists passengers in blending a personalized tea creation.

Room Service

Princess provides 24-hour room service, enabling passengers to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the privacy of their own staterooms or enjoying the view from their balconies. In addition to the always-available room service menu, passengers can also enjoy items from the day's main menu in their staterooms, as well as special room service-only offerings.

* Prices subject to change - updated Dec 2013

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Notable Rooms

Princess Theater

Main show lounge featuring Broadway and Vegas-style productions.

Explorer's Lounge

Featuring nightclub-style performances.

Vista Lounge

Featuring comedy acts, movies and more.

One5 Lounge

The One5 lounge replaced Skywalkers as the place to be for nighttime dancing and relaxing.

Grand Casino

A full-service casino with slots, cards, roulette and more.

Snookers

Cigar Bar and one of the designated smoking areas on the ship.

Crooner's Lounge

Martini bar.

Wheelhouse Bar

Nautical themed lounge serving a British-style Pub lunch with fish 'n' chips or a Ploughman's Lunch.

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Outdoor Features

Movies Under the Stars

Watch first-run feature-length films at the Poolside HD theater.

Calypso Pool and Neptune's Pool

Two pools flank a tropical island that offers pool seating by day, and by night becomes an outdoor dance club, complete with a dazzling water and light show. 

Oasis Deck

Features a bar, two hot tubs, deck chess set and shuffleboard (aft).

Terrace Pool

Intimate pool area and sun deck space located on Riviera Deck (aft).

Lotus Pool and Lotus Spa

Located on Sun Deck (forward).

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Kids Only

Please note: To participate in the Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Princess Pelicans (Ages 3-12)

Kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, fun fairs, and art projects.

Shockwaves (Ages 8-12)

Kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments , California Science Center workshops, Jr. CHEF @Sea, Klutz®projects, and theme nights.

Remix Teen Lounge (Ages 13-17)

Teens-only dance parties, late-night movies, sports tournaments, casino night, talent shows, formal dinners,  DJ workshops, PlayStation® and Wii® equipment, foosball tables and more.

No signing in or out of the club required.

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